Bad ballots being distributed in JWP district 28 Oct 11

Waseca County officials are cautioning voters to watch out for invalid absentee ballot applications being mass distributed in Waldorf and Pemberton.

Joyce Oliver, Waseca County auditor-treasurer, told the Mankato Free Press it’s creating a mess that could result in election-fraud charges if the perpetrator is identified.

The absentee applications are for the November 8 Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton school district referendum and have been placed in grocery stores, gas stations, post offices and rural mailboxes.

The Free Press says the copies of the applications forms are legitimate, but attached information suggests false voting procedures and eligibility requirements for absentee voting.

Oliver says the best thing to do is throw them away, and obtain official information from the county.